Deputies still sorting through warehouse as search for suspects continues

Lt. Col. Carl Yates
Lt. Col. Carl Yates

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies continue to sort through merchandise found stored in a warehouse and believe was stolen.

Deputies made the discovery Oct. 18 in the warehouse near 7th Street and Mix Avenue after investigating it for several weeks. Some of the items found inside include motorcycles, lighting equipment, furniture, and other pricey items. On Wednesday, deputies spent the day like they had been for the past two days.

"They're going through a lot of the stolen property to determine what's reported stolen and what has not been reported stolen", said Lt. Col. Carl Yates with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

According to Yates, deputies have been taking their time searching through the 27,000 square foot warehouse.

"You have to go through everything and look at serial numbers and compare those to stolen police reports," Yates said. "It's very time consuming."

Yates said people have stopped by in order to identify their merchandise. A Hagan Properties employee told us he received a phone call from the Sheriff's Office letting him know some of their property was found inside the warehouse. The employee said the company had reported furniture stolen to the Louisville Metro Police Department that was taken from one of their showrooms. Yates believes the warehouse was being used as a store house.

"Sometimes when property is taken they have to have a place to take it in order to then resell it or distribute it somewhere else," said Yates.

But Yates said they found the items before they were resold or distributed. He said it is too early to tell how long the merchandise was in the warehouse or how long it will take them to get everything back to its owners.

"I wish I knew because obviously we're having to spend a lot of time but its worth it to this community because this property was stolen from our people and we need to get it back to them," Yates said.

The sheriff's office has not made any arrests in this case, but Yates said they have several persons of interest. If you have any information, you are urged to call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

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